Council Tax hardship fund
As part of the response to coronavirus (COVID-19), the government announced a national £500 million hardship fund to provide Council Tax relief for vulnerable households. We have now made the relevant adjustments to the Council Tax bills for all working age people that get Council Tax Support. If this applies to you, we will send you a new Council Tax bill showing the amount of the adjustment, and any amount left to pay
Universal Credit is now available in the Maidstone Borough Council area.
Help with rent costs
From 21 November 2018 the rules for claiming Housing Benefit have changed if you are working age (18 to 65) and would like help with your rent costs.
You can no longer claim housing benefit from the council unless you:
- Live in Temporary Accommodation provided by the council
- Live in Supported Accommodation
In all other cases you will have to claim help with your rent costs as part of a Universal Credit claim with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).